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Tamara Graham

Landscape Designer in Asheville

Sky Pie: An Overlook Park for the Land of the Sky

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 9

Tamara Graham explores the possibilities of an overlook park for Asheville atop Beaucatcher Ridge.

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Land Sea Sky

BY RITA BEIKS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

When Vancouver International Airport (YVR) required a thematic makeover in terms of experience, numerous local artists answered the call. Rita Beiks discusses the concept behind YVR's renewal -- namely "Land Sea Sky" -- and how the installations and exhibits of Aboriginal Canadian art serve to welcome travelers to the city. 

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GEZI: The Park that Became a Democracy Movement

BY OZGUR BASAK ALKAN
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Being an urban designer, Ozgur Basak Alkan has a unique perspective of the events that led to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013. The park became representative of much more than what it seemed.  

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Derbyshire Street Pocket Park

BY LUKE GREYSMITH
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Landscape architect Luke Greysmith shares  the history of converting a quite street full of parked cars into a community garden in the Derbyshire Pocket Park in order to reduce the amount of rain water entering the sewers, and offers this beautiful solution to the entire city of London.

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A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

BY GLEN THIELMANN
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

What’s in a name? According to poet Kim Stafford, there are no names, but stories. A place is a story happening many times. After a recent controversial name change to an iconic park in the city of Prince George, historian and teach Glen Thielmann explores the many stories of this iconic park. He reveals that the park is a meeting place for the transaction of forms, of cultures, of people, of ideas. It is a place where things become public.

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Looking for a National Park

BY HAWORTH HAYHOE
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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Testing Rebar’s PARK[ing] Day initiative at DJCAD Dundee

BY ANDY MILLIGAN
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

Andy Milligan is a spatial researcher and educator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. He leads the Interior Environmental Design programme, and, since 2013, has used Rebar’s improvisational PARK[ing] Day initiative as a platform to introduce design students to collective creative action and urban interventions at a local / global scale.

 

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Cove Park

BY CATRIN KEMP
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. The residencies provide time, space and freedom to make new work and experiment with new ways of working. Catrin Kemp, Assistant Director of Cove Park, talks about some of the spaces on the site and the different cultural programmes that occupy them. 

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Park of the ethnic and historical periods “Etnoselo”

BY OLHA PAVLYK
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 26, 2017

Park of the ethnic and historical periods “Etnoselo” is a way to show polyethnic structure of Zaporizhzhya region. It shows housing habitation different ethnic groups and has different edutainment programs